Reviewer:to tell the truth
November 23, 2010 Subject:
This book was written, published, and sold for the main purpose to institute the funds towards buying back properties stolen from Laulii and her family. The overall depiction of the Culture, Heritage, and History of Samoa was phenominal. Savages are not life giving, they are the takers of what is not their's to take. The Samoan people fought with honor, and I commend them for their bravery to prove to the world that a barbaric act of protecting what is theirs is deffinately not an act of a Savages. Just the horrific description of the battles of Tuiletufuga and Tamasese made me cringe with excitement and I couldn't put the book down. Thank You Laulii for this Historical Story of Samoa.
September 17, 2007 Subject:
I own a copy of this book written by my Great Great grandfather about his wife. The stories my great great grandmother told were bizarre but was designed to help people who had little experience with other cultures gain some insight into the life of Polynesians. While this book holds immeasurable value to me, most people will find it little more than amusing. The untold stories are far more interesting. I have often thought about updating this story with the behind the scenes and untold tales. Their son, Alexander, named after my great great grandfather (my name as well), is described as being adopted...as if. It was taboo enough to marry a native woman and bring her back to the united states, how could you also admit to having premarital relations causing a birth of a half breed, unspeakable...yet if you adopt a child people tend to let it go. Email me if you are interested in knowing more about the family story. firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks Alex Willis